Plastic Parts for Corona Test Kits Made With Vacuum

Plastic parts are manufactured with the use of vacuum technology Source: © Microgen -
( | Press Release | 2020-05-18 11:50:13 )
The corona pandemic is still present all over the world, and corona tests are an important measure to save lives and to help infected people promptly. According to the German Robert Koch Institute almost 2.8 million tests have been carried out in laboratories in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic. The coronavirus is detected in swabs taken from mouth, nose or throat. Sensitive molecular test can find the viral genome in the smear. The demand for such test kits increased significantly over the past few weeks. They are made up of plastic precision parts which are manufactured with the use of modern vacuum technology.
A customer of Busch Vacuum Solutions in Germany needed support because of the higher demand for COVID-19 test kits. And Busch was able to deliver two vacuum systems within just a few days. The vacuum systems with MINK claw vacuum pumps are used for the degassing of the molten material when producing plastic precision parts for the test kits. Parts such as caps and test tubes which have to be completely leak-tight. These tests are used in hospitals and specially equipped test centers for testing the suspected cases of COVID-19. Luckily, most tests are negative and only around 9% of the tested people are infected with the virus. Usually the test result is available within 48 hours. With the help of these tests immediate measures can be taken to provide the best possible assistance and treatment to infected persons.

Busch Vacuum Solutions is one of the world’s largest producers of vacuum pumps, vacuum systems, blowers and compressors.
Its extensive product portfolio comprises solutions for vacuum and overpressure applications in all industries, including the chemical, semiconductor, medical technology, plastics, and food sectors. It also covers the design and construction of customized vacuum systems, as well as a global service network.
The Busch group is a family-owned company and is still managed by the Busch family. Busch Vacuum Solutions has 3,500 employees in more than 60 companies in over 40 countries worldwide. Busch is headquartered in Maulburg, in southwest Germany. This is the location of Busch SE headquarters, as well as the German production facility and German sales company. In addition to Maulburg, Busch also has its own production plants in Switzerland, the UK, Czech Republic, Korea and the USA.

Busch Vacuum Solutions was founded by Dr.-Ing. Karl Busch and his wife Ayhan Busch in 1963. Dr.-Ing. Karl Busch developed the “HUCKEPACK”, which was the first vacuum pump that could be used for vacuum packaging of foodstuffs. The follow-up product, the compact “R5” rotary vane vacuum pump, revolutionized food packaging. A further milestone represented the development of the “COBRA” screw vacuum pump. In 1971 the international expansion of the Busch group started with the founding of a sales company in the UK. The first production plant outside Germany was established in the USA in 1979.

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